In science, we were asked to make an eco-dome for a cricket, to put to the test what we have learned about how Earth works. From the nutrient cycle, photosynthesis/respiration, different spheres of Earth, and so forth, we had to replicate all of these things from provided by nature and fit it all in a box. For me, the main goal is to build an eco-dome that would sustain the cricket for the longest amount of time possible.
|Component||Amount incl Units||Reasoning||Daily Observations|
|Plant||20X Plants, 6 leaves on each plant||A lot of leaves for the cricket to eat||The plants are moist from the water constantly evaporating and condensing.
The also started to slowly die.
|Sticks||4X 25cm sticks||Structures for the cricket to climb around in the ecodome||The sticks are moist for the same reason as the plant.|
|Carrot||8 grams||So the cricket has variety in food||The carrots either has water on it, or it has turned to mush.
Carrots have a lot of mold on them.
|Dirt||3cm||3 cm of dirt, enough for the plants, but not so much that it takes to much space in the ecodome||The dirt is less wet since the water evaporated and is condensed on the walls.|
|Mulch||0.5cm||For variety in the dirt||The mulch is less wet since the water evaporated and is condensed on the walls.|
|Grass||0.2cm||Soft bedding, so that when the water reaches the ground, it doesn’t create mud||The cricket moved the plants in such a way that hid most of the grass, which is also wet.|
|Snail Shell||1 snail shell||A place where the cricket can hide in||Snail shell is barely visible with all the water that is condensed on the wall.|
|Rocks||25 marble sized rocks||Structure for the cricket to climb and hide||Rocks are all still there, unchanged.|
|Ladybug||1||Will the cricket eat the ladybug?||Nowhere to be found|
|Transparent cup||1||Structure, so the cricket can climb around||Unchanged|
|Water||15 sprays, and 25ml||Moist, so that the cricket and plants could drink.||The water has evaporated, and is being cycled through the plants and on in the air.|